Memon timeline: A tale of twists and turns

Timeline of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, who was hanged early Thursday in a Nagpur prison:

July 30, 2015: Yakub Memon, the brother of Tiger Memon, hanged at 6.35 a.m.

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July 29, 2015: President Pranab Mukherjee and Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao rehected mercy pleas filed by Memon after Supreme Court upheld his death penalty.

July 28, 2015: Two-judge SC bench delivers spilt verdict on Memon’s plea and refers it to chief justice for constituting larger bench.

July 27, 2015: The case faces legal issues in SC regarding curative plea of Memon.

July 23, 2015: Memon moves SC seeking stay of execution of his death sentence scheduled for July 30.

Jul 21, 2015: SC rejects Memon’s curative petition, the last legal remedy to avoid execution of death sentence. Hours later he filed mercy plea with Maharashtra governor.

April 9, 2015: SC dismisses Memon’s petition seeking review of death sentence which was upheld by apex court.

Jun 2, 2014: SC stays Memon’s execution on plea seeking review petitions in death cases to be heard in open court instead of chambers.

May 2014: President Pranab Mukherjee rejects Memon’s mercy plea.

March 21, 2013: SC upholds Memon’s death sentence and commutes death sentence of 10 convicts to life. Life imprisonment of 16 out of 18 convicts also upheld.

August 29, 2012: SC reserves its order on the appeals.

November 1, 2011: SC begins hearing on appeals filed by the 100 convicts as well as the state.

September 12, 2006: Trial court delivers judgement, pronounces four members of the Memon family guilty, acquits three. Twelve convicts awarded death penalty while 20 were given life sentence.

August 10, 2006: Judge P.D. Kode says judgement will be pronounced on September 12.

June 13, 2006: Gangster Abu Salem’s trial separated.

September 2003: Trial ends. Court reserves judgement.

March 20, 2003: Mustafa Dossa’s remand proceedings and trial separated.

Feb 20, 2003: Dawood gang member Ejaz Pathan produced in court.

October 2000: Examination of 684 prosecution witnesses ends.

July 1999: Memon writes to Supreme Court seeking relief from the case. In his letter, he says he voluntarily returned to India.

June 30, 1995: Two accused, Mohammed Jameel and Usman Jhankanan, turn approvers in the case.

April 10, 1995: Twenty-six accused discharged by the TADA court. Charges framed against the remaining accused. Supreme Court discharges two more accused.

April 1994: Yakub Memon arrested from New Delhi Railway Station though he claimed that he was arrested in Kathmandu.

November 19, 1993: CBI takes over the case.

November 4,1993: Over 10,000-page-long primary chargesheet filed against 189 accused.

March 12, 1993: A series of bomb blasts rock Mumbai, killing in 257 people and injuring 713.